Monday, May 5, 2014.  36 new bands of 13 species; 12 retraps.  New species House Wren, Veery, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Yellow Warbler.  It was cold at dawn but the day did finally warm up.  Bird of the day was White-throated Sparrow with 8 banded.

A spectacular ASY-Male Black-throated Blue Warbler made a good start to the week.

Handsome ASY-Male Black-throated Blue Warbler Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Handsome ASY-Male Black-throated Blue Warbler
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Adult Male Yellow Warbler Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Adult Male Yellow Warbler
Photo by Ryan Kayhart

Peggy, Ryan and Betsy worked on fixing a few nets, and making them easier to open and close.  We moved the Dick’ O’Hara memorial bench outside into the sunshine, where Dick liked to sit.  Peggy brought a new magnifier lamp for us.

Betsy got ready for the groups visiting this coming week including Rodney Olsen’s Science class from Vermont (6 students will be here for several days), and two hiking groups coming on Tuesday and Wednesday.

No sign of the weasel in the boathouse today!

Marian Klik (BIC) and Betsy Brooks